The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival concluded Sunday, a slickly produced, three-day debauch mostly held in and around the capacious digs of L.A. Live and its Marriott property -- though neither conference room nor rooftop exhibition tent could adequately contain the assemblage of whit ... More >>
Sure, tuna tartare is a bit, well, dated. But this is not just anybody's "tuna dynamite," but Kerry Simon's (Simon L.A.). Which means that it could very well explode. (Or maybe that's his cotton candy.) Whatever happens to it, it's better than your tuna tartare, that's for sure. This gorgeous LA Wee ... More >>
Sure, tuna tartare is a bit, well, dated. However, this is not just anybody's "tuna dynamite," but Kerry Simon's (Simon L.A.). Which means that it could very well explode. (Or maybe that's his cotton candy.) Whatever happens to it, it's better than your tuna tartare, that's for sure. This L.A. Weekl ... More >>
If chili has a liquid cousin, it is the Bloody Mary. Not for those obvious spice and tomato-based similarities, but because they share that passive-aggressive knack that blood-relations have so perfected for turning perfectly sunny conversations into thunderous affairs. It usually starts innocently ... More >>
The latest chef to step behind the virtual turntable at KCRW is Jonathan Waxman, who returns to his Southern California roots in his set for the radio station's Guest DJ Project.
Waxman, the chef/owner of Barbuto in New York City and author Italian My Way, has a short but diverse list that includes ... More >>
No matter how you slice it, Halloween brings out the sweet tooth in all of us. Sure, you can raid your kid's bag for something sweet, or grab that family-size bag of Kit Kats at Target (you feel the pull, whether you're giving out candy or not), plenty of local restaurants, bakeries and confe ... More >>
Iron Chef Cat Cora joins the ranks of Kerry Simon, Rick Bayless and Adam Richman to reveal some of her favorite tunes for KCRW's Guest DJ Project.
The Mississippi-born Cora segues from country to classic soul but says all her song picks represent major milestones in her life, most notably her wedd ... More >>
Taste of the Nation LA, which raises money for hungry children in Los Angeles, returns to Culver City on June 12th, but local restaurants are getting in on the act with fundraisers before then. Why? Because approximately 1 in 4 children in Los Angeles go hungry every day.
Chef Kerry Simon wi ... More >>
Food NetworkThe May 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine claims to give you the "100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of All Time!)." These are the "greatest" tips, presumably, because they come courtesy of "the top chefs in the country." Los Angeles represents well, with a number of our city's chefs ... More >>
Barbara HansenChef Kerry SimonNearly two decades ago, David Bowie and Iman got engaged in Kerry Simon's kitchen. Last week, "rock 'n roll chef" Simon (Simon LA, LA Market) really got to rock out, stepping up to the mic for KCRW's Guest DJ Project.
Following in the footsteps of Rick Bayless, ... More >>
Elina Shatkin"Hell's Kitchen" Season 8 winner Nona Sivley short after her win."Hell's Kitchen" Season 8 winner Nona Sivley steps behind the stoves today to start her new gig as chef de cuisine at LA Market, the in-house restaurant/bar at LA Live's JW Marriott. She'll be working with Kerry Sim ... More >>
After the most combative season of what was already the screamiest cooking reality show around, Atlanta chef Nona Sivley took home the top prize, beating out Russell Kook to win season 8 of "Hell's Kitchen."
Foul-mouthed in the kitchen (what chef isn't?) but gracious in victory, Sivley praised h ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinshellfish tower at Delphine
What's our favorite thing to make for Christmas dinner? Reservations. Pardon us if you've heard that one before. But we know that sometimes the whole gather-the-family-for-a-huge-sit-down dinner isn't exactly for everyone.
For those who would prefe ... More >>
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Mother's Day in Los Angeles always brings the gift of good May weather, and the perennial foolproof option of a Sunday farmers' market visit followed by a home cooked meal. But here are a few other suggestions on how to treat a deserving lady right, since chances are th ... More >>
Since our Restaurant Roll Call in January, there have been several food truck launches and restaurant openings. Unfortunately, some eateries didn't make it long past the New Year. As we welcome the newbies, we also bid farewell to those who simply couldn't keep afloat (and in one case was shut down ... More >>
In an ever-changing world, Breadbar is still into chef's series that give traveling talents a temporary place to hang their toques. The Third Street location is already home to LudoBites, and the "Hatchi" guest chef pro ... More >>